Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times

Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times

Amy Goodman, David Goodman


Standing as much as the Madness not just is a well timed, inspiring, or even progressive examine who wields the best strength in America--everyday those that take an opportunity and rise up for what they suspect in--but additionally deals recommendation on what you are able to do to help.

the place are the hundreds of thousands marching within the streets to protect human rights, civil liberties, and racial justice? the place is the mass revulsion opposed to the killing and torture being conducted in our identify? the place are the environmentalists? the place is the peace movement?

the reply: they're everywhere.

The award-winning sister-brother group of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and investigative journalist David Goodman traveled the rustic to element the ways that grassroots activists have taken politics out of the palms of politicians. Standing as much as the Madness tells the tales of daily electorate who've challenged the govt. and prevailed.

because the Bush management has waged struggle out of the country and at domestic, it has catalyzed an enormous groundswell of political motion. From African-American citizens of deluged New Orleans who're battling racism and town corridor to regain their houses; to 4 Connecticut librarians who refused to secret agent on their consumers, challenged america PATRIOT Act, and received; to a bunch of highschool scholars who have been barred from appearing a play they wrote at the Iraq battle in accordance with letters from infantrymen; to the 1st U.S. military officer to publicly refuse orders to installation to Iraq, charging that his accountability as an officer is to refuse to struggle in an unlawful and immoral warfare, Standing as much as the Madness profiles voters emerging to remarkable demanding situations. And, within the approach, they're altering the best way that politics is finished, either now and within the future.

In groups round the usa, brave members have taken leaps of religion to prevent the insanity. they can in basic terms desire that in the event that they led, others could stick to. that's how activities are born. What starts off as one, finally turns into many. In that culture, the authors have integrated the ways that any one can take motion and influence switch.

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